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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents here to south africa later this week as we report from soweto. >> lester, looking forward to that. we will get back to you shortly. >>> we want to get to today's top story in the u.s., another round of both powerful winter storms creating treacherous conditions at this point from california all the way to new england. the weather channel's mike seidel is in a very chilly leesburg, virginia, this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we await the first wintery weather west of washington, dallas is encased in ice. the west coast got slammed by a second storm on saturday. in barts of north dakota and montana, temperatures have stayed below zero since thursday. no break in the wintery blast as a new storm moved into california. heavy snow in the mountains made the roads unsafe. >> it's slippery and dangerous. you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: icy conditions saturday went as far south as los angeles county, putting a total freeze on i-5 cutting off the
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Dec 10, 2013 2:05am PST
you know, the free south africa movement in which president obama spoke about being a part of as a young student was very much a part of the ultimate number of things that brought an end to apartheid in south africa. i was here in '85. and as you said, it was a gruesome, gruesome period. and i went to a hilltop so that i could overlook the prison where they said nelson mandela had a garden that he used to tend. and i was so hoping, if i couldn't see him, i could see the garden. but, of course, i was followed by state security people and had to leave in a hurry. >> there you are, pictures of you, as a young woman sitting down with nelson mandela. >> that was at the council on foreign relations when he made his first visit to new york. >> we're going to listen in here. this is number two man in the anc. he's gone on to be a successful businessman here in south africa. so we'll join the program and jump in here to describe events as we find out they are happening. >> we can only succeed if we reach out to each other. this is the man that we have come to say farewell to, a man who has
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
rather interesting scenes. in fact, we saw one point president barack obama shake hands with cuba's raoul castro, something no one would expect to see. for years, south africans have shared nelson mandela with the world. today the world came here to say goodbye. strains of south africa's national anthem, a song in five languages, diverse and beautiful, like the country itself. a fitting beginning to it a service honoring south africa's greatest son. >> to celebrate the life of a hero. . >> reporter: the memorial held as rain fell in the continent of africa. leaders the world over converged here, more than 70 in all. the delegation from the united states led by president obama, included former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. the measure of mandela so great, america's presidents shared a stage with cuban leader, castro. >> for peace without, for peace within. >> reporter: after interfaith prayers, the tributes began. first, andrew melangani, whose cell on robert island was next to mandela's. >> my heart, my soul, my life. >> reporter: then members of mandela'
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> paying respects, president obama leaving washington this morning to attend a massive memorial for nelson mandela along side three other former u.s. presidents. >>> are we there yet? an airline passenger falls asleep and wakes to find he is alone and locked inside the plane. >> you think somebody would have pushed me or rubbed me and said we're here. >> what happened when someone finally found him. >>> and ready for sochi. lindsey vonn declares herself ready to go after getting back on the slopes this weekend. we'll hear from her today, monday, december 9th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along side al roker and natalie morales. don't you love the guy that got stuck on the plane. do you think he's a deep sleeper? >> it's your turn to check the back of the plane. >> if you're going to get stranded, could you wake up in the caribbean. is that so much to ask? >> you would
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
world. >> he certainly had an impact on my life. >> reporter: president obama paid homage to a civil rights icon. >> let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the mark of the moral universe toward justice. >> reporter: queen elizabeth remembered his efforts. his legacy is the peaceful south africa we see today, she said. a glittering film premiere in london attended by the royal couple and two of mandela's daughters celebrated the movie of his life, "long walk to freedom." his death was announced as the credits rolled. >> extremely tragic news. we are just reminded what an extraordinary man he was. >> reporter: mandela will have a state funeral but it was his leading by example that helped so many. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with here on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: this country is now in an official state of mourning. his body will lie in state for viewing and a funeral is expected.
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Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him because o
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. sunny obama. i heard the white house dog made famous yesterday. take a look at this. >> oh. >> that is 2-year-old ashley gardner at the white house as the first lady was doing the military family decorating party. sunny year and a half old pup got excited and knocked young ashley over. pastry chefs in shock. this is ashton's father, never worried. not a worry of fear in that man's eyes. the apology begins quickly. the dog says sorry. mrs. obama says, don't worry, you and your family will never pay taxes. we'll have more from the orange room in a bit. good to be back, guys. >> there has just been a lawsuit filed in that story. >> you think she's so cute. >> good to have you back. >>> coming up, production on the next "fast & furious" shut down indefinitely as former cast mates release an online tribute to the fallen star. >>> back on skis, exclusive videos. lindsay vonn returning to the slopes a couple weeks after yet [ female announcer ] dove invited women to test their body washes with paper that reacts like skin. if others can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your ski
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Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that eve
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take ar
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof in a one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. and for more on this storm, bill karins is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. and as advertised, this has been just as bad as we expected. many airports will have problems including many people's morning commutes. a lot of school delays, school cancellations out there. the freeze line is the important line. that's the white line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty cold in dallas area. portsmouth, arkan
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> now to the latest on the problem-plagued obama care website. the site has more than tripled with 400 bugs gone. the president assess healthcare.gov now works for the vast mortgage of applicants. applicants must enroll for coverage starting as soon as the new year. >>> check this out. a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as let it snow from a tree down below. the man threw 1,000 one-dollar bills off the mall's fourth floor. he said he had a rough year and he just wanted to make people happy on black friday. unfortunately, police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued, quote, i don't see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. >>> some hunters in north dakota caught a glimpse of this. a spinning disk of ice about 50 feet in diameter in the middle of the sheyenne river trying to say the ice disk was likely formed by cold dense air and an eddy in the river. bill karins told us -- how did that happen. >> it's like crop circles. >> don't you think? i'm looking at this, how in earth? >> yea
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
56,000, twice as many as the month of october. president obama urged activists not to give up. >>> in canada new court documents say toronto mayor ford may have offered $5,000 and a car in exchange for the video tape that appears to show him smoking crack. >>> in israel they lift the eighth light made up of crane trucks lifted 92 feet in the sky. >>> turning to business. fast food workers will walk off their jobs again in more than 100 cities today calling for higher wages. >>> more than 12,000 battle rattles are being called because colored arches could break into smaller parts. >>> the new owner of news week says it plans to revive in the print issue. >>> tv ads for super bowl xlviii in february have rolled out. 43 advertisers bought time for commercials. that is up $4 million from last year. >>> tiz the season. a donor put a rare gold coin in a salvation army kettle worth $1,275. >>> richard lui's sports headlines are coming up. >>> jimmy kimmal hosts a danceoff with finest fans. this is something you got to see. >>> 113th congress is about to go down as the least productive in ame
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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
like barack obama for whom the apartheid fight, the fight to end apartheid was their civil rights struggle that they were able to emotionally connect to. >> remembering mandela, you'll be talking about that on "meet the press" coming up at 10:30 here on nbc 4. thank you so much, david. >> all right, guys. good to see you. >> we continue to stay on top of our wintry weather that has made its with an he he to our area. >> let's check in with chuck. >> vj and i are in the storm center, keeping track of every flake as it comes down across the area. a lot more flakes coming up this morning into today. we're all worried about the we're all worried about the chanceuse chase freedom atselecs and get 5% cash back this quarter. so you can give her an even bigger surprise. activate your 5% cash back at chase.com/freedom chase. so you can. live pictures now outside the u.s. capital. you can really make out those big fat snowflakes coming down there. pretty impressive. >> we want to take you over to the white house. seeing a lot of white around here as well, steady flow of snowflakes making th
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
healthcare.gov. the obama administration says it's working faster and better but it's not perfect. so what's next? nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a look at where things stand. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: hi, richard. good morning. what's next is to figure out if it's working well enough to get millions signed up by the beginning of the year. they pushed that deadline now so you have until december 23rd to sign up. the question is, is the system going to work? a lot of us were eating leftovers and enjoying the holiday when the administration came out with the latest report, so we'll recap for you 50,000 people they say at a time can now use the website that's 800,000 today with very few errors, about 1% the administration says, most of the time. but critics say this is a really big problem still with this website. you may be able to sign up for an insurance plan but the insurance companies calculating payments to pay for your insurance plan if you get subsidies which many people do, that part of the site not really working yet. it's the part that they were still in the
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
. president obama and other world leaders begin making their way to south africa as preparations gear up for the memorial of nelson mandela. >>> plus, more dead pilot whales in florida. the man who snoozed got trapped on a plane. and miley cyrus does the unthinkable to santa. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 9th. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. we start with weather for you. that massive winterer weather system moving east and the car pileup. nbc's leanne gregg has more on the deep freeze. >> reporter: snow and ice bearing down this morning in the northeast, part of a massive system affecting half the country. that same system sunday in wisconsin caused a deadly pileup in whiteout conditions and shut down interstate 94. >> to the best of my knowledge, there is probably in excess of seven semis and 30-plus vehicles. >> it was bad, like you could barely see on the road. >> reporter: ice made driving impossible in parts of kentucky. >> i can deal with snow all day long but when it comes to freezing rain i don't even want to touch it
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
obama will launch a campaign for his affordable care act. when that new message is. >>> vin diesel visits the site of close friend paul walker's horrific death. >>> a big night in seattle on monday night football. and the angel of 9/11, the image causing quite a stir. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for tuesday, december 3. >>> good morning, to you, i'm richard lui. we start with new information about the deadly train derailment in new york. the ntsb says the train was going 82 miles per hour. when it rounded a sharp curve and left the tracks. that's nearly triple the speed limit for that area. new video shows the moment after the accident. you can see the huge train cars flipped right on their side. >> this is raw data off of the event recorders, so it tells us what happened, doesn't tell us why it happened. >> when i heard about the speed i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. there are two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the engineer and the other is mechanical error on the part of the locomotive. >> eyes are turning towards the eng
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
october. president obama wednesday urged young activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >>> and new court documents say that toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers. that in exchange he wanted the videotape that appeared to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> all right. let's get you over to business right now and cnbc. good morning, kayla. >> good morning, richard. fast food restaurant workers in 100 cities across the country are planning walkouts, strikes, and protests today. it's part of a push for a higher minimum wage. protesters will be calling for a $15 wage, which is more than double the current federal wage of $7.25. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in november, but more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks, which are on a four-day slide on fears it of the fed pulling back on its stimulus. and car service app uber is teaming up with home depot to deliver christmas trees on demand all day today in te
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive, telling americans healthcare.gov is working better than ever. the president saying the website is vastly improved and that obama care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you because it is working better now and it's just going to keep on working better over time. every day, i check to make sure that it's working better. >> in the meantime, a treasury department watchdog is noting potential problems come tax season. the inspector general says existing irs systems do not have the capability to detect fraud when it comes to the subsidies set up to help people buy insurance in the form of tax credits. administration officials say the irs aggressively safeguards its systems to combat fraud and that the health care system is no exception. >>> the results of actor paul walker's autopsy are expected to be released today. he and his friend were killed in a fiery and tragic car crash moment
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. we've got that, and we also have what's happening in the west. >> there's a new storm coming. we have bitterly cold temperatures, northern rockies. winter just, boom, just all of a sudden slapping everyo
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memorial service held at the national cathedral. people have been gathering to lay flowers on the statue of mandela. condolence book is available for people to sign until tuesday. hosting nightly vigils tonight, tomorrow and tuesday night. >> this morning, we've learned four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter, the latest to confirm that he will head to johannesburg. this comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- ge
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet? it gets more and more entertaining every day. and once you've got verizon fios, that's when you get it. america's fastest, most reliable internet takes your entertainment to ridiculous levels. i was streaming videos, movies, music. once i realized how fast it was, that's when i got it. [ male announcer ] and now you can get the ultimate holiday gift! get the fios triple play for just $79.99 a month online guaranteed for the first year. plus get a $300 holiday bonus with a 2-year agreement. technology that makes
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Dec 2, 2013 4:30am EST
included lion dancers and a video address from first lady michelle obama as well as the first lady of china. more than 123,000 people voted on online to pick the cub's name and dozens lined up early to get a good spot for the reveal. >> it's been years since we had a cub. we wanted to celebrate that and we also want to kind of get people excited. >> his mother mei xiang gave birth. can you imagine the mob scene that will be january at the national zoo when bao bao is relaesed to the public? >> if 123,000 people voted for the name, each one will want to come and see him. >> i can't wait to see her up close. she's adorable. >> stay with us. news 4 at 5:00 continues right now. >>> we have breaking news right now at 5:00 a.m. news 4's megan mcfwrath is on the scene of a the water main break. >> reporter: a major intersection that's affected. they have just begun the work of digging up this ruptured water main right at the intersection of benning road in northeast washington. the westbound lanes of benning are closed. all lanes of bladensburg lane are closed. this is a 12-inch main that
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Dec 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
with the devil critique. by this and the people obama does will be made to open it and get the new gs. that is that the gap that exists in the dead skin. by the gold cup or any fundamentalism they don't stop will be. in the coming of courses. so i believe that bottle of dish despite all of the designs by. the in the car and by the kremlin in four sets. by the fundamentalist forces bomb that this would remain as it support a democrat the bottom of this country because becky is the main indices off onto the wall and i do. i could. continue beating outside the country the odd monday. the odds. he did. the main opposition party. trying to be diagnosed with utility. the school to stop. the present. yes they're cool. while it being the use of the country. to be the instigator leave fundamentally it. for the government forces in the country. this was installed this type of programs and bishops it in nepal that the combative that the government and got the true gold so be it an environment with dead easy and meaningful or dial up fall. it still beats and demo critique process the country.
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am EST
and carlos santana. earlier in the day president obama hosted them at the white house. you can watch the kennedy center honors later this month. >>> an iconic picture is emerging this morning from the winter storm and it comes from a football game. take a look at this. detroit lion calvin johnson catches a pass during the game in philadelphia and comes up, there, face full of snow. how about that. >> what could he have done, though? nothing. >> johnson's helmet gets dragged through a couple inches of snow there, gets most of it lodged in his facemask. how can you play in that? look at that. >> he held on to the ball. protected the ball. the ball is still there. >> do what you have to do. >> they played the entire game like this, whiteout conditions, could barely see what was going on. made for some good signs. >> that's what the million dollar salary will do for you. >>> give yourself plenty of extra time this morning. ice is in a lot of places from the windshield of your car to some streets and sidewalks. >>> and a live look now from the first 4 traffic live drive cam. we are on the
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
% cash back at chase.com/freedom chase. so you can. >>> happening today, president obama and secretary of state john kerry discuss the country's relationship with israel. it's part of a weekend forum hosted by d.c. based center for policy. happening at the willard continental in northwest d.c. and the israeli prime minister netanyahu will also be at the event. >>> pearl harbor caused the u.s. to enter world war ii. they'll participate in a wreath laying cemetery at the too many of the unknowns to honor the troops killed in the attacks. it's normally reserved for dignitaries like the president. they were selected for their leadership. more than 2400 americans died in the japanese air raid in 1941. >>> vice president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for
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Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama spoke of his appreciation for nelson mandela and his struggle. >> the questions we face today, how to promote equality and justice, how to uphold freedom and human rights, how to end conflict and sectarian war, these things do not have easy answers. but there were no easy answers in front of that child born in world war i, nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. >> it poured rain during the entire ceremony, rain which in south africa is considered good luck. it appears the rain kept the crowds smaller. the stadium holds 95,000 people. it was about two-thirds full. >> for three days nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria where he was sworn in as president in 1994. each morning his coffin will be carry fluid the streets to give as many as possible to pay final respects. a funeral willen sunday at his childhood village. head to nbcbayarea.com and search nelson mandela. >> if you are up early with us this morning, may want to think about what you're going to wear. dress in layers, i would think. >> brilli
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
the service. leaders all over the globe attended including president obama who received a huge roar of applause when he arrived. the president gave a speech honoring mandela's legacy. >> while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also in attendance. you are going to have much more coverage on the memorial including live reports starting at 6:30. >> it's 6:06. that means it is time to check the forecast. taking a live look outside from the south bay this morning, another cold start but this will be our last overnight freeze warning? >> yeah, i think as we get to tomorrow it will be more like a frost advisory. thanks for waking up with us f. you have frost feel free to right a note in that. the peninsula at 30, we're at 27 in the north bay so milder start. we're going to continue to see our overnight lows creep up through the next few days. one of the reasons is because of the cloud cover we're expecting by about 4:00 p.m. today. 53 degrees, mostly cloudy
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
except george h.w. bush who cannot fly because of medical reasons. the president and mrs. obama arrived to loud cheers along with george w. bush and laura bush and hillary clinton. >> there is a word in south africa mbuntu. a word that captures mandela's greatest gift. his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye. >> for family members it was a funeral for a loved one. mandela's widow and ex-wife shared an embrace before the service. starting tomorrow mandela's coffin will be carried through the streets every morning to give as many people as possible the chance to pay their final respects. a state funeral will be sunday. >> happening now, crews are on the scene of a stubborn smoky trash fire. it broke out about 9:00 last night in a warehouse in san francisco. chase cain live at the scene near candlestick park. what's it look like now? >> reporter: there's still smoke coming out of the building. we're near candle stick park. i trash pile that was the length of a football field and eight feet deep. that fire did break out around 9:00 and it
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
dignitaries are expected including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gradual. it's going to take a while before we return to the 60s. but they are on the seven-day forecast. and hey, we won't make you wait for it. it's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. temperatures this morning are very, very cold here. we're in the 20s again in most of our cities. negative 11 out in truckee. so it could be colder. hey, that means snow is going to stick around. parts of tahoe pick
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of his grandchildren. >> four dignitaries are arriving. president obama and michelle obama will board air force one to travel to south africa, joined by george w. bush and laura, presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter plan to travel for the memorial. george h.w. bush the only living president who will not be there. >> doctors say the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances. you see they are getting air force one ready. if you want to share condolences with the mandela family, several funeral homes have memorial books you can sign that will be sent to his family and constituents. sign one of the books at the sky lawn funeral home and memorial park, chapel of the chimes in oakland, or chapel of the chimes in hayward. the books will be available for signing until the end of the month. >> around these parts meteorologist christina loren is telling us the big story is chill. chill. >> you don't even need to have sound up. the volume could be all the way down and these numbers do the talking. 21 degrees, it is really cold up in the north bay. expecting them to fall in
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memorial to honor the former leader of south africa. we have new video to show you of president obama and the first lady getting on air force one headed for the memorial. also on the plane, george h. bush and his wife laura. let's go live to tracie potts this morning. a few miles from where the memorial will take place. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so quickly before we show you what's happening around the country here in soweto i show you what you can probably hear across from the mandela house, again there is singing and dancing in the streets. sort of an impromptu celebration. yesterday we saw a big anc rally. looks like they are setting up the stage for another. people here very sorrowful about nelson mandela but also very happy to celebrate what he did here in his life. >> this morning roads are still open around soccer city, the stadium where thousands are expected for tomorrow's public memorial. the government says 53 dignitaries have confirmed so far including president and mrs. obama, he is expected to speak, presidents bush, clinton and carter, ban ki-moon, south
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mementos as they bid nelson mandela farewell. president barack obama said the man many called father caught him about perseverance. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was thrown in prison for 27 years because of efforts to end segregation in south africa. but he walked free and became the nation's first black president. the world embraced him and the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. >> i was in the presence of greatness. he inspired so many people. >> reporter: in london families mourned and david cameron called mandela a hero for all times. >> tonight, one of the brightest lights ever our world has gone out. >> reporter: in harlem the apollo theater marked his passing and at howard university students honored by candlelight. today the world promises to remember mandela's great sacrifice. here at the capitol and also the white house flags are at half-staff, world leaders are expected to travel to south africa and gather together to honor nelson mandela's memo
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far from perfect. why the obama care website still ac work in progress. >>> plus, the new twist in the bart labor dispute and what it >> and we have a live look at the opening bell in new york.jf cvr monday, december 2nd. ÷h&s is "today in the bay."fáfáá >> good morning, everyone. >> new this morning, oakland police are investigating axdlp deadly shooting overing night. police weret( called to the are near xdcoolidge and nichol aven. they found a man with at least one gun shot ñ police say theo suspect information and no illing. >> this week, son o ma county supervisors expected to decide whether to build a memorial park for a teenager killed by a sheriff's depy.çó deputies say they ordered him td uw3 designed to look like an assault rifle. it was actually anw3 air soft b brb bb gun. tomorrow on whether to make a park in lopez' name. >>> a 2-year-old boy who nearly drowned is expected to make a full recovery."jt u$e boy wasok grandmother when shr lost sight water. he was underlp water for up to minutes before fire crews pulled c hospital, but again,e1 doctors y recovery. >>> bar
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. washington's got a protest, in fact, federal contracted workers say president obama could end it all, fix their paycheck problem issuing an executive order and not waiting for congress to raise the minimum wage. all over the country the fast food workers say they need $15 an hour beyond the $7.25 wage to get by. they say that the $200 billion industry can afford it. but the national restaurant association says they could actually be endangering their own jobs. they wouldn't be able to pay everyone $15 an hour and not everyone could qualify for jobs that pay $15 an hour. the protesters expected to be all over the country today although we got the list this morning, several sites throughout california, and some states are taking action dealing with their own minimum wage, at least four states planning to vote on it next year. >> thank you. in fact, while california has one of the highest minimum wages in the country a push to $15 would attack businesses here. california's minimum wage is $8 an hour and thanks to a recent bill signed by governor jerry brown it will go up to $9 an ho
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. >>> it's now been two months since the rollout of healthcare.gov and now, the obama administration says the site is workingÑi better and faster, but it's still not perfect.Ñi tracie pottsÑi joins us live on capitol hill with a look at >> w3let's start with what's working and what's working better. the month deadline from november to get this site largely working. that only about 1 in 100 people now will get any sort of error message most of the time and that the site can accommodate as manyjfxd as 50,000 people at th same time. up to 800,000 a day. mu problem signing upÑi for a heal insurance plan. now, here's thet-i challenge. now, herq (t&háhp &hc&llenge. while the government's kicking e1 government's portion of your bill.xd that part, they're still working on, so looks like they're going get the insuranceñr company's estimate and make ìáhp &hc& shouldn't affect when your coverage kicks in at all. e1now, december 2d if you want coverage at the beginning of the year. >>e1 thanks so much. >>> well, investigators now saying speed did indeed play a part in the fiery crash tha
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days now. president obama and the first lady will pay their respects in south africa next week. george w. bush and bill clinton along with their wives, laura bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton will join them. >>> the stadium is where his body will lie and stay in pretoria and he will receive a memorial in his birth town. we are shown how he's been remembered by a few people in the bay area who play a small role in his effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: the one he counts most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from -- after meeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum. williams was there to greet him. >> i was so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness. >> reporter: williams was asked to speak before mandela. the memory flooded back when he learned mandela died at age 95. >> i said we lost something that was so importan
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is an actual real life woman. her real name is christine fox. fox just appointed by president obama as the acting deputy defense secretary, makes her the highest ranking woman in the pentagon. >> that's pretty cool. >>> 5:46 right now. cool in a different way. it's cold out there. want to check in with rob mayeda. he's in for christina this morning. but the great news, new snow. >> yeah. and fresh powder in the sierra. been watching that over the last 24 hours or so. the view around north star finally looking like things are starting to whiten up around the ski resorts as we're going to see snow levels for the next couple of days not just up at the high country. not just 6,000, 7,000 feet to find the snow. maybe 1,000 or 2,000 feet. a lot of snow blowing going over the next couple of days. down to zero in truckee. getting close to the coldest time of the morning right now. low 30s around santa teresa and morgan hill. around the peninsula, temperatures in the mid-30s. likely turning a little bit colder for tomorrow morning and into the tri-valley. now you're seeing those numbers in t
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